Edmundo Norte signed PETITION SFSU College Of Ethnic Studies 2016-03-01 03:48:34 -0800SF State’s proud history is that of founding a College of Ethnic Studies, and at a time when Ethnic Studies programs across the country are under attack by predominantly anti-intellectual, regressive forces, it is critically important to take a stand in support of Ethnic Studies and the marginalized communities it supports in turn. Now is the time for moral courage and clarity in making this a budget priority, even when it is difficult to do so.
Edmundo Norte, Dean of Intercultural and International Studies at De Anza College5,071 signatures
to: President Leslie E. Wong and Provost Vice President of Academic Affairs Sue Rosser
WE THE UNDERSIGNED WOULD LIKE TO BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM, WITH RECOMMENDATION(S):
The proposed cuts to 40 percent of the COES budget will wipe out COES support for faculty hiring, research, and modest student resources that have survived a decade of systematic gutting.
These cuts will also impact students enrollment in COES classes and student’s ability to graduate in a timely manner. With a full and expanded budget allocation, not only will this enrich the community of San Francisco State University, but we hope to set an example for public schools, colleges, and universities in all of the United States.
IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE COLLEGE OF ETHNIC STUDIES.